Rejoice! Logic Pro X 10.4.2 lets you move your Sound Library to an external hard drive

It might not even be a full point release - a point-point release, perhaps? - but the Logic Pro X 10.4.2 update still contains a few significant new features.

Most notably, you can now relocate Logic Pro X’s not inconsiderable sound library to an external hard drive, which will be music to the ears of those who are struggling for space on their relatively weeny internal SDD hard drive.

Elsewhere, Smart Tempo has got smarter: it can now analyse the tempo across multiple multitrack recordings to define the project tempo, and also analyse the tempo of MIDI performances recorded without a metronome.

Imprrovements have also been made to Alchemy and the automation workflow, and there’s a new mixer mode. Housekeeping hounds, meanwhile, will appreciate the ability to add a photo to track or project notes to help them recall session details or studio hardware settings (or anything else, for that matter).

As well as the Logic update, Apple has also updated its MainStage live performance software. Again, the library can now be moved to an external storage device, and there are new plugins lifted from Logic Pro X.

You can check out the full Logic Pro X 10.4.2 and MainStage 3.4 release notes on the Apple website. The updates are free.  

Logic Pro X 10.4.2 main features

  • The Sound Library can be relocated to an external storage device
  • Smart Tempo can analyze tempo data across multi-track recordings to define the Project Tempo
  • Imported multi-track stems can follow or define Project Tempo 
  • Smart Tempo now analyzes the tempo of MIDI performances recorded without a metronome
  • Alchemy provides drag and drop hot zones that let you select re-synthesis and sampling options while importing audio 
  • Alchemy allows numerical editing of parameter values
  • Dragging one automation point over another now aligns them vertically
  • New mixer mode allows channel strip fader and pan controls to be used to set send level and pan
  • Automatic Slurs can be applied to selected notes in the Score Editor
  • Add a photo to track or project notes to help remember key session details or studio hardware settings
  • This update also contains numerous stability and performance improvements
Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.